Gr.7 - 9 Language Arts: Writing Online Interactives

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TED: How many verb tenses are there in English? site description for TED: How many verb tenses are there in English?
How many different verb tenses are there in English? It isn't as simple as past, present and future. This video explains grammatical aspect and how each of those time periods actually divides further. 
https://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-many-verb-tenses-are-there-in-englis
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Free Rice site description for Free Rice
Playing this game is a great brain exercise and benefits someone afflicted by severe poverty. As you play, 20 grains of rice are donated for each correct answer. Move beyond vocabulary; change subjects if your specialty is math, literature or geography. 
http://freerice.com/

 
Discovery School's Puzzlemaker site description for Discovery School's Puzzlemaker
Puzzlemaker is a puzzle generation tool for teachers and students. Create and print customized word search, criss-cross, math puzzles, and more using your own word lists. 
http://puzzlemaker.school.discovery.com/

 
TED: Mysteries of vernacular: Pants site description for TED: Mysteries of vernacular: Pants
Here's a short animated video detailing the history of the word "pants", from the 4th Century Roman Saint Panaleon to its modern use in print.  
http://ed.ted.com/lessons/mysteries-of-vernacular-pants-jessica-ore
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TED: Mysteries of vernacular: Earwig site description for TED: Mysteries of vernacular: Earwig
An earwig is neither an ear nor a wig; it's an insect. This video explains how folklore gave this bug its name, combining entomology with etymology. 
http://ed.ted.com/lessons/mysteries-of-vernacular-earwig-jessica-or
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Word Central: Robo-Bee site description for Word Central: Robo-Bee
Click on the bee and guide him to the correct word. Will the flowers blossom or wilt? Guide the Robo-Bee through a garden of synonyms, antonyms, spelling, and usage puzzles.  
http://www.wordcentral.com/games/robobee.html

 
VisuWords: online graphical dictionary site description for VisuWords: online graphical dictionary
With this visual dictionary/thesaurus, you can look up words "to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts. Produce diagrams reminiscent of a neural net. Enter words into the search box to look them up or double-click a node to expand the tree. Click and drag the background... 
http://www.visuwords.com/?word=help

 
Lexipedia site description for Lexipedia
This amazing dictionary/thesaurus is a visual network of relationships between words. The different parts of speech and word relationships are colour coded. 
http://www.lexipedia.com/

 
Vocabahead site description for Vocabahead
Try out these short videos that explain the meaning of some unusual and interesting words. Click on the Word List to get the complete list of video definitions. 
http://vocabahead.com/

 
Vocabahead Study Room site description for Vocabahead Study Room
For each of the words there is an explanation and a short video animation to demonstrate the meaning. Improve your vocabulary. Frequently test yourself by taking Quizzes and use Flash Cards for a quick review.  
http://www.vocabahead.com/StudyRoom/tabid/61/Default.aspx

 
Word Central site description for Word Central
This is a great place to check the spelling and definition of words. You can even build your own dictionary or play spelling games. 
http://www.wordcentral.com/

 
Exploring Onomatopoeia site description for Exploring Onomatopoeia
Listen to various sounds and decide which words best describe them. Record your ideas. 
http://rwtinteractives.ncte.org/preview_mg.aspx?id=736&title=

 
Wordsnaps site description for Wordsnaps
Beat the clock - see how many words you can make out of the list of scrambled letters. When you have completed the required amount of words, you can move on to the next level. 
http://www.cbc.ca/kids/games/wordsnaps/

 
Short Circuit site description for Short Circuit
"Maggie needs help fixing a short circuit in her computer, and she needs your help. By linking the prefixes and suffixes to their meaning, you can really help her out." (site) 
http://www.missmaggie.org/scholastic/shortcircuit_eng_launcher.html

 
Citation Machine site description for Citation Machine
Use this site when compiling your bibliography. Choose a style and source format (MLA, APA, etc. and whether you're citing a book, journal article, web page, etc.), fill in the information requested, and view your completed citation. 
http://citationmachine.net/

 
Bibme.org site description for Bibme.org
BibMe is a free bibliography generator that supports MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian formatting. Simply find the book, article, website or film that you wish to include in your bibliography. Bibme will generate a citation in your chosen style. 
http://www.bibme.org/

 
Word Drop site description for Word Drop
"This is a fast paced word game where you need to make words from tiles that drop in columns. The challenge is to progress through six levels, each with increasing levels of difficulty. Do not allow a column to become filled with tiles." [site]  
http://www.schoolexpress.com/funtime/worddrop/dkmWordDrop.swf

 
Read Write Think - Crossword Puzzles site description for Read Write Think - Crossword Puzzles
" test your vocabulary, practice grammar or parts of speech, or demonstrate what you have learned by creating crossword puzzles." [site] 
http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/crosswor
d/

 
Clean Up Your Grammar site description for Clean Up Your Grammar
"The beach is getting dirty with bad grammar, and we need your help to clean up the beach. Pick your level (Level 1 or 2), and put the trash in the correct garbage can. You can also play this game in Spanish." (site introduction) Practice nouns and verbs.  
http://www.missmaggie.org/scholastic/cleanup_eng_launcher.html

 
Rhyme Zone - Rhyming Dictionary and Thesaurus site description for Rhyme Zone - Rhyming Dictionary and Thesaurus
This site is so handy! You can type in a word and in an instant find a word that rhymes with it. Please note there is some advertising on this site. 
http://www.rhymezone.com/

 
A.Word.A.Day - Today's Word site description for A.Word.A.Day - Today's Word
Click hear to read and hear a different word each day. Expand your vocabulary a little more each day. 
http://wordsmith.org/words/today.html

 
BBC World Service - Learning English - Crosswords site description for BBC World Service - Learning English - Crosswords
Online crosswords to practice your knowledge of the English language. 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/quizzes/crossword
s/index.shtml

 
Whack Attack site description for Whack Attack
Choose English, Science or Maths and then answer the questions that appear at the bottom of the screen by clicking on the character that is the same color as the correct answer. Work quickly! 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/game/whack/index.shtml
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